The Utica Zoo will be closing at 1pm on Saturday, August 3, 2019 for final Brewfest preparation. We will re-open at 6pm for Brewfest and return to our regular admission schedule of 10am-4:45pm on Sunday, August 4, 2019.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Animal Valentine Exchange and Enrichment

February 5, 2019

February 16, 2019 @ 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Utica Zoo
1 Utica Zoo Way
Mark Simon

Join the Utica Zoo Education Department for a fun-filled program complete with Valentines and enrichment items! We have also teamed up with Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester for an “Animal Valentine Exchange”! This event is FREE WITH ZOO ADMISSION!

Bring the kids to the Utica Zoo Auditorium on February 16 and 17 and make a Valentine to send to an animal at the Seneca Park Zoo. Children from Seneca Park will be creating Valentines to send to our animals also! We will also be making special enrichment items for our animals, including a Valentine Chain!

We will have the fire pit to keep warm, crafts, enrichment activities, and animal meet and greets.

Seneca Park Zoo Animal Valentine Exchange

We have teamed up with the Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester to do an Animal Valentine Exchange. Our teams of Animal Matchmakers have selected a few animals from each of our collections to exchange Valentines. You can choose to send your Valentine from yourself, or from a Utica Zoo animal.

Below are some of Seneca Park Zoo’s animals you can send a Valentine to: